What is the lowest number which always leaves a remainder of 1 when
divided by each of the numbers from 2 to 10?
Becky created a number plumber which multiplies by 5 and subtracts
4. What do you notice about the numbers that it produces? Can you
explain your findings?
Norrie sees two lights flash at the same time, then one of them
flashes every 4th second, and the other flashes every 5th second.
How many times do they flash together during a whole minute?
56 406 is the product of two consecutive numbers. What are these
Four of these clues are needed to find the chosen number on this
grid and four are true but do nothing to help in finding the
number. Can you sort out the clues and find the number?
Factor track is not a race but a game of skill. The idea is to go
round the track in as few moves as possible, keeping to the rules.
This article for teachers describes how number arrays can be a
useful reprentation for many number concepts.
Work out Tom's number from the answers he gives his friend. He will
only answer 'yes' or 'no'.
Pat counts her sweets in different groups and both times she has
some left over. How many sweets could she have had?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. They are the
red set, the green set and the blue set. Can you find all the
numbers in the sets from these clues?
This big box multiplies anything that goes inside it by the same number. If you know the numbers that come out, what multiplication might be going on in the box?
I am thinking of three sets of numbers less than 101. Can you find
all the numbers in each set from these clues?
Help share out the biscuits the children have made.
Can you find the chosen number from the grid using the clues?
How can you use just one weighing to find out which box contains
the lighter ten coins out of the ten boxes?
Which is quicker, counting up to 30 in ones or counting up to 300 in tens? Why?
Can you place the numbers from 1 to 10 in the grid?
Frances and Rishi were given a bag of lollies. They shared them out evenly and had one left over. How many lollies could there have been in the bag?
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in
total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain
which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest
In this problem we are looking at sets of parallel sticks that
cross each other. What is the least number of crossings you can
make? And the greatest?
Find the words hidden inside each of the circles by counting around
a certain number of spaces to find each letter in turn.
Can you work out what a ziffle is on the planet Zargon?
Look at three 'next door neighbours' amongst the counting numbers. Add them together. What do you notice?
Use this grid to shade the numbers in the way described. Which
numbers do you have left? Do you know what they are called?
This activity focuses on doubling multiples of five.
Is it possible to draw a 5-pointed star without taking your pencil
off the paper? Is it possible to draw a 6-pointed star in the same
way without taking your pen off?
Mr Gilderdale is playing a game with his class. What rule might he have chosen? How would you test your idea?
Look at the squares in this problem. What does the next square look
like? I draw a square with 81 little squares inside it. How long
and how wide is my square?
This package will help introduce children to, and encourage a deep
exploration of, multiples.
Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six
times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross
the times table too?
Use cubes to continue making the numbers from 7 to 20. Are they sticks, rectangles or squares?
Investigate which numbers make these lights come on. What is the smallest number you can find that lights up all the lights?
Ben and his mum are planting garlic. Use the interactivity to help
you find out how many cloves of garlic they might have had.
Can you complete this jigsaw of the multiplication square?
For this challenge, you'll need to play Got It! Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?
A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.
Ben’s class were making cutting up number tracks. First they
cut them into twos and added up the numbers on each piece. What
patterns could they see?
Can you find any perfect numbers? Read this article to find out more...
If there is a ring of six chairs and thirty children must either
sit on a chair or stand behind one, how many children will be
behind each chair?
Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin
patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a
square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.
A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.
Investigate the smallest number of moves it takes to turn these
mats upside-down if you can only turn exactly three at a time.
Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly
the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs
had Will done before his balloon burst?
In this maze of hexagons, you start in the centre at 0. The next
hexagon must be a multiple of 2 and the next a multiple of 5. What
are the possible paths you could take?
On a farm there were some hens and sheep. Altogether there were 8 heads and 22 feet. How many hens were there?
Nearly all of us have made table patterns on hundred squares, that
is 10 by 10 grids. This problem looks at the patterns on
differently sized square grids.
There are ten children in Becky's group. Can you find a set of
numbers for each of them? Are there any other sets?
Follow the clues to find the mystery number.
A game that tests your understanding of remainders.